zero waste

United We Can bottle depot

United We Can and City of Van bring new bottle recycling depot to False Creek and binners get more work

Christine Smith has been a binner for 14 years. The Downtown Eastside is “her area.” With her bike, which has a suitcase attached to the back, she wanders the sidewalks looking for cans and plastic...

Proponents defend half-billion dollar incinerator as "least costly" way to deal with garbage

Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said he hasn't seen anyone put forward any better options than investing a half-billion dollar waste-to-energy incineration.

Metro Vancouver's proposed incinerator a "sink hole" for taxpayers: Canadian Taxpayers Federation

“It's a sinkhole,” Jordan Bateman of the Canadian Taxpayer Foundation told the Vancouver Observer. “We don’t think this deal is good for taxpayers. It entrenches the need for waste. We also have...

Flashback on the road to zero waste

Some good ideas have been around for a long time. "Recycle or die" is one of them.

Envision the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan

An interview with a city sustainability planner.

The Clean Bin Project movie airs today

Jen and Grant want you to know that their movie "The Clean Bin Project" is that rare bird: a feel-good eco-documentary. People leave smiling, well entertained, and with insight into the incident of th

What should Vancouver do about its garbage?

Burn, bury, or reduce our waste to zero? Over the next six months, Vancouver has some hard decisions to make about garbage. Introducing Earth Matter's series on how and where we'll be throwing it "awa